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Q: I called an hour before my shift started to say that I couldn't make it and they are treating it as a no call no show.

Is this allowed even if I called them an hour in advance?

Andrew Lacy Jr.
Andrew Lacy Jr. answered on Feb 2, 2021

Yes, they can treat it as a no call, no show. Technically, employers have broad disrection with respect to their employment practices. Employment is at-will, and they can fire you for any non-illegal reason.

Where an employer would start to get in trouble would be a situation where it did...
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Q: I'm in PA where wire tapping laws are 2 party consent. Can an employer use software/technology to record me?

Let's say they use a software program that has a dictate function. Is that legal?

Andrew Lacy Jr.
Andrew Lacy Jr. answered on Feb 1, 2021

This is not legal advice, just general information. But you are right, that PA is a two-party consent state making any unconsented recording illegal. This question, however, is whether you consented. In many employment contracts/handbooks, there is fine language giving an employer your consent... Read more »

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